River Falls High School cross country coach Pat Lorentz has a simple message for the team's fans: "It's a good time to be a fan of Wildcat Cross Country," Lorentz said. Lorentz has plenty of reasons to be optimistic after the Wildcat girls took first place and the boys finished second in the largest field in River Falls Extreme Meet history Thursday on the UW-River Falls campus.
One thing about having a bunch of new faces on a team is; you never know who will step up and surprise you. Wildcat head football coach John Bennett found that out during the team's scrimmage with Osceola, Bloomer and Somerset Friday. "Overall, the scrimmage produced a number of pleasant surprises," Bennett said. "We're a young, inexperienced team and for a number of kids that was their first significant taste of varsity football. But I'm pleased with the effort.
The Wildcat girls' tennis team had a busy first week of action with three tournaments in four days, highlighted by a rain-shortened strong performance at the Osceola Invitational last Wednesday. A day earlier, the Wildcats were 1-3 at the Eau Claire Memorial Round Robin Tournament and on Saturday they were 1-2 at their own River Falls Quad. Head coach David Markson said there was plenty of bright spots in the first week of the season, and said the biggest challenge so far has been trying to figure out who will play where. "Maybe the girls will sort themselves out in practice, but with so ma
When Andrea Osberghaus returns to school Tuesday and her classmates ask her what she did this summer, she'll have quite the story to tell them. Osberghaus, who will turn 16 the day she starts her junior year at River Falls High School next week, spent two weeks in Brazil last month representing the United States in the People to People Sports Ambassadors program. She was one of 11 youth soccer players from the Twin Cities Metropolitan area and 200 from across the country selected to participate in the program. People to People was founded by President Dwight D.
Neil Johnson of River Falls lost to amateur Dan Woltman of Beaver Dam on the second hole of a sudden death playoff to finish second at the Wisconsin State Open at Blackwolf Run in Kohler Wednesday. Tyler Obermueller of River Falls finished in a tie for seventh place while former Wildcat teammate Andy Rauscher tied for 50th. Johnson led by two strokes with one hole to play in regulation but made a double-bogey six on the final hole while Woltman, a recent University of Wisconsin graduate and the sixth-ranked amateur in the country, made par to force a playoff. Both players parred the first e
Local golfers are invited to join a Pierce County Farm Technology Days tournament Friday, Sept. 18, at Clifton Highlands Golf Courts. The fundraiser event will begin at 11 a.m. with lunch and a silent auction. The tournament will be a shotgun start, four-person scramble, starting at 12:30 p.m. The final events of the day will be hors d' oeuvres and a cash bar, closing of the silent auction and awards presentations at 5 p.m. The $70 per person cost includes golf, cart, lunch and hors d' oeuvres.
So this is how it ends. No party; no fanfare; you're just going to quietly slip out of town and head south, and I'm going to forever be nothing more than a twinkle in your eye that your fans in St. Joseph won't understand. We both knew it couldn't last forever. A small, upper Midwest town like me and a famous, original American Football League franchise like you. We both understood our time together would be seasonable and temporary. But boy we had some good times together in 19 years, didn't we? Remember the very first summer?
Nearly 1,700 people turned out for Saturday's Kansas City Chiefs' Family Fun Day at UW-River Falls' Ramer Field. River Falls Grand Royal Ambassador Elizabeth Covelli tries her luck at the passing station of the Chiefs' Experience, a series of interactive games for kids. In addition to an appearance by the Royal Ambassadors, new Chiefs' general manager Scott Pioli and UW-RF Chancellor Dean Van Galen addressed the crowd. The highlight of the day was the player autograph session followed by an intra-squad scrimmage from 2-4 p.m.
Wisconsin will try to defend its title when the second annual Trek Border Battle Mountain Bike Races take place this Sunday, Aug. 16, on the trails of White Tail Ridge Corporate Park in River Falls. Last year, over 600 racers from the Wisconsin Off Road Series (WORS) and the Minnesota State Championship Series (MNSCS) competed against each other for bragging rights and a traveling trophy in the inaugural event in River Falls. Wisconsin edged Minnesota by 16 points. The Border Battle is the eighth race on both the WORS and MNSCS circuits this season.
Depite it being his inaugural training camp as general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs, Scott Pioli sounded like a guy who might miss coming to River Falls every summer. "I am really enjoying this camp," Pioli told the crowd at Saturday's Family Fun Day. "I want to thank River Falls and the university for having us here.